1270: Jabez Johnson, Charleston, Sc (british Made) Musi
JABEZ JOHNSON, CHARLESTON, SC (BRITISH MADE) MUSICAL BRACKET CLOCK, mahogany case with elaborate brass inlays and mounts, dial engraved "Warranted by Jabez Johnson" and "Charleston", South Carolina state-seal-like emblem above the two subsidiary dials, movement signed "Handley & Moore, Clerkenwell, London" on reverse, the musical mechanism playing on ten bells.. First quarter 19th century. 28" h, 13" w, 7 1/4" d
Provenance: From an old New England collection.
Note: Jabez W. Johnson is recorded by MESDA as a clockmaker or watchmaker working in Charleston, SC from 1795 to 1821.
Excellent condition, two losses to inlay, appears to be running, musical mechanism does not appear to be operating.